Now, after two weeks, I can say that the removal resulted in an improvement. For the first time in months, my vision was a bit better. Not great, but I could tell the astigmatism has dropped noticeably. I can even read my computer screen with the bad eye if I’m at the right distance! Hopefully with a prescription the eye can now be corrected to 20/20.
I go back to the doctor in a week, and I guess he may consider removing the other suture. I don’t know. I did ask him last time about the cataract. The original infection that caused me to almost lose the eye, not only scarred my old cornea, but also damaged the lens causing premature cataract. The doctor told me that after the eye stabilizes from removing the sutures, it would be possible to consider fixing the cataract. We want the eye to stabilize first, because this would be the opportunity to replace the lens with one that corrects my vision at the same time.
For now, I’m just happy to see some improvement, and have a good prospect that I will be able to see clearly through the eye at some point in the future.